Taffeta rhinestone corset by Coquette - review by Jul!a

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Plenty Of Glitz and Glam

All in all, this is a pretty good buy. There isn't much stretch to the whole thing, so be careful when you select which size you want. The rhinestones look really cool, but might not hold up in the long run. However, it really seems like anything that does fall off can be easily put back on.
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Pros:
Cute and glitzy, Relatively comfortable for longer wear
Cons:
Rhinestones are kinda cheap, Bow comes off of safety pin too easily
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review
It doesn't come in much, just a simple plastic bag. You can use that for storage, or hang this up, or keep it in a drawer, just make sure that you only fold it lengthwise, because otherwise you might destroy the plastic boning. Likewise, hand wash and drip dry, the dryer might melt the boning. It's made of 100% polyester, except for the trim, which doesn't have any materials listed.

I got this in a size small. To Coquette, that means I should be a size 4-6, with a B cup, a 34-36" bust, 26-28" waist, and 36-38" hips. Personally I'm about 5'2, I weigh about 105, around my bust measures 31" and underneath measures about 28 1/2". I've got about a 25" waist with 33" hips and wear a B cup. It fit me nicely. It could have been a bit looser, but it wasn't bad.

For the other sizes available, Coquette has the following measurements listed:
Medium: size 8 - 10, B cup, 36-38" bust, 26 - 30" waist, 38 - 40" hips
Large: size 12 - 14, C cup, 38 - 40" bust, 30 - 32" waist, 40 - 42" hips

If you're right on the border of the measurements, I would most definitely order the size up. If you do order a size down and it's too small but just barely, you can also get a whole bunch of band extenders that would normally go on a bra, but should hook in here just fine.

This corset is built a little differently that some of Coquette's other "corsets." This one will definitely fall a bit higher, and won't have quite the same "sucking in" powers that some of the others do. There are 8 total panels, with the middle 6 being the stiffer polyester material. It feels the same on both sides: not really "soft," but not scratchy. The panel at each end is stretchy, and is the only place you'll get any "wiggle room" on sizing. No underwire means you can wear a bra if you so choose, but there are adjustable straps, so you don't need to. If you're looking for any extra boobage, you might want to add a pushup bra.

The "theme" to this one is glitz and glam, complete with lots of sparkly rhinestones. Along 5 pieces of actual boning and 2 strips that create the appearance of added boning, you have 2 rows of glued on rhinestones from end to end. There's another row along the cups about the middle of them. This isn't the best glue job I've ever seen, but it's certainly not the worst either. Nothing is falling off or starting to come loose, although you can see where the strips were cut out and there are a few edges of the backing that you can see. The adjustable straps have a section on each about 2" long where the only part of the strap is rhinestones. They seem pretty sturdy, but I'd avoid tugging excessively on them if you can. This one also comes with a single removable bow, glitzy and glamorous like the rest of the piece. Only it's glued on, and not very well. It can be glued back on with a hot glue gun without much trouble.

Like I mentioned before, this one is a little shorter than the other "corsets," but I think that's mostly because this one lacks the extra frills at the base that most of the rest have. It's only about 13" down from where the cups meet together to the bottom point, and curves upwards from there to be about 11 1/2" down the back. The back is secured together by 16 hook and eyes in two columns. It's easy enough to do yourself, but with the lack of stretch, it's easier to have someone do it for you rather than put it on "backwards," do up the hooks, and twist it around. They can be undone pretty easily on your own though. The removable garter straps work well enough for things like fishnet and other thigh-highs that aren't designed to stay up on their own.
Experience
I love glitzy glamorous things, and while I wasn't overly impressed with this bustier, I do still like it. The whole thing is a tossup for me, especially when trying to decide a rating for it. On the one hand, I was able to wear it comfortably with jeans for about 6 hours, and it looks pretty freaking awesome. On the other hand, that damn bow ripped right off with almost no effort the very first time I was putting it on, and I'm really nervous that the rhinestone part of the straps is going to break randomly while I'm out. The bow can be put back on easily enough for anybody who really does like it though, so I almost call that a wash.

Here are a few pictures for you, without the bow, since I haven't gotten around to gluing it back on yet:



Overall though, it does seem like a piece that will last you a while with proper care. I see the rhinestones being the only things to cause any problems, and they all look like they can be glued back on with no real problems.
Follow-up commentary
I never did get around to putting the bow back on, and haven't really worn it since the initial review. In a lingerie cleanout, my sister expressed an interest in it so it got passed on to her. Even if you can find this one, I don't really recommend it as much more than something you'll only wear for very short periods of time.
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  • damnbul12
    Thanks for the review.
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